Climategate scientists vindicated

July 7, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More

Another inquiry has determined that the “Climategate” scientists’ “rigor and honesty as scientists are not in doubt.” Not that this will slow down attacks on inconvenient science.

Perhaps the biggest lesson illustrated is that when you show know-nothings that they are wrong, it has no effect on their opinions. For an equally good example, read about the “Lenski Affair,” where the scientists had conducted 20 years of rigorous experiments that clearly demonstrated evolution of E. coli in the lab. Evidence just isn’t good enough for zealots.

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Category: cognitive biases, hypocrisy, Psychology Cognition

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Tony says:

    "We are becoming increasingly certain that the world's marine ecosystems are reaching tipping points"

    http://www.countercurrents.org/blumenthal070710.h

    We need to act now, the time for debate is OVER.

    • Erich Vieth says:

      I don't know where it originated, but an idea keep haunting me: Humankind has turned out to be a virus and the Earth's ecosystem is working hard to expel us.

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